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Portrait of Ann Marie Sailsman


Ann Marie Sailsman , D.N.P., M.P.H.
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

(973) 761-9272

Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus
Room 3222

Ann Marie Sailsman, D.N.P., M.P.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Dr. Ann Marie Sailsman, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, MPH, is a Clinical Assistant Professor who teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing departments. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner for 18 years with a nursing career spanning over 28 years. Dr. Sailsman brought a wealth of experience and knowledge in academia and clinical practice to Seton Hall University in the areas of maternal child health, community health, population health, pediatrics, medical surgical nursing, kidney transplant, peritoneal dialyses, emergency/trauma/pediatric nursing, as well as nursing administration.

Dr. Sailsman earned her Associate Degree from Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, where she was a Hillman Scholar and went on to pursue her BSN and MS Degrees in nursing from Pace University, New York. In 2006, Dr. Sailsman was amongst the first cohort of students accepted to the Rutgers School of Nursing (formerly UMDNJ) Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the State of New Jersey. Prior to coming to Seton Hall, Dr. Sailsman held various positions in academia, clinical practice and nursing administration, including Associate Professor and Founding Director for the RN-BSN program at Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York; Project Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty and Advanced Practice Nurse for the New Jersey Children's Healthcare Project at Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ) which she helped to develop during its early operation; Administrative Nursing Supervisor at St. Michael's Medical Center and served as the Director of Public Health Nursing for the City of Newark Department of Health, where she engaged in local and statewide collaborations in promoting the health of children and families in Newark, for which she received a Resolution from the City of Newark Municipal Council in 2014.

She is an expert in population family health and holds an MPH in Population Family Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Sailsman was the Program Director for the College of Nursing Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey Nursing Initiative Population Health Grant: Redesigning Nursing Education to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health. She has created several initiatives and programs during and after the grant ended including the SHU Community Academic Partner Group, the Population Health Faculty Development Program, the Student Ambassador/Minority Future Nurses Club Program, as well as proposed the Post BSN Population Focused Nursing Practice Certificate and was very instrumental in the development of the courses. Dr. Sailsman is a member of the City of Newark Municipal Health and Homeless Committee. She was recently appointed by Newark's Mayor, the Honorable Ras Baraka to the Commission on Homelessness for a 3-year term ending in 2022. In 2015, Dr. Sailsman established the SHU/ City of Newark West Ward Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair and has coordinated this event since then with good outcomes. Dr. Sailsman is a member of several professional organizations.